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Huerta Accepts Mediation Plan So He Can
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH LXXXIII — No. 102 UNITED STATES MARINES DRAGGING A SHORE BATTERY INTO VERA CRUZ, AND MARCHING MEXICANS SNIPERS THROUGH THE STREETS AS PRISONERS | ' Ip* 88^ '^&&mm t w \ msK«fs > GEN. HUERTA PLANS ANOTHER SURPRISE: IS BELIEF IN VERA CRUZ Opinion of Some ObserverHn Mexican City Is That He Is Playing For Time Sy Associated I'rcss Vera CrtS*. April :!o. Vera Cruz went back to civil government to-day under the laws of Mexico, administer ed by American officials. The civil government, however, remained sub ordinate to martial law while the work of restoring the municipal organiza tion went forward. General Frederick Funston's bri gade trooped off the transports and marched to the sand hill barracks and other quarters to reiieve Rear Admi ral Fletcher's bluejackets, who went back to the men of war. Funston es tablished his headquarters in the bar racks deperted by General Maas and Fletcher withdrew his staff. The ma [Continued 011 Page 5.] Col. Roosevelt and Son Reach Manaos, Brazil New York, April 30.—Colonel Roose velt and Kermit have arrived safely in Manaos, Brazil, according to a brief cablegram received by Theodora Roosevelt, Jr., at his office here to day. The message made no mention of the other members of the exploring party, but stated that the trip was un usually successful. Mr. Roosevelt de clined to give out the text of the message. He said he expected further word from his father. fr ~ ==_ Late News Bulletins Washington. April SO.——One of the hopeful sign* in the .Mexican situation wore Instruction.* issued to-day by the State Department to cer tain consuls in Mexican cities. The instructions authorized the consuls to return to their posts and resume their official duties "in their per sonal discretion." New York. April 30. I pton Sinclair and the four women who were arrested with him yesterday in front of the Standard Oil building, were to-day found guilty or disordery conduct and each was sentenced to pay a line of $3 with the alternative of three days in jail. Sinclair, Mrs. l)oilic_ Lietner and Mrs. Elizabeth Freeman refused to pay the tine. New York. April 30.—, V dispatch from Colonel Roosevelt in Brazil to W. Emlen Roosevelt, of this city, stated that he had been ill, but had |iow completely recovered. The nnture of the illness was Hot mentioned. Washington, April 30.—Urging It was high time for the Senate to take steps to stop the "monstrous proposition of Colorado mine owners arming thugs to shoot men, women and children like dogs in a kennel," Senator Marline, of New Jersey, to-day addressed tlio Senate in favor of Immediate action on his bill to make it a criminal offense to employ armed guards. Washington, April 80.—The North Pole discovery incident was re- I vived in the Senate to-day by Senator Poindcxtcr, who introduced a joint resolution expressing the thanks ol" Congress to Frederick \. Cook for the discovery of the North Pole 011 April 21, 19(18, and authorizing the Secretary of tile Navy to present him with a S3OO medal. Rochester, N. Y., April 30.—Dispatches from Oswego, N. Y to-day report the loss of six lives in the wrecking of three schooners and one tug in a storm on Lake Ontario. Batavla, Java, April SO.—Madame Lillian Nordica, who arrived here quite ill, nearly a month ago. lias had a relapse and Is sinking The doctors give up all hope of her recovery. She had engaged passage for Genoa where licr husband. George W. Young; of New York ' hall ex pected to meet her. ' Vera Cruz. April 30.—Passengers who arrived here to-day on board a refugee train from the capital reported Mexico CWy was quiet when they lert Wednesday morning with the exception of processions organ ized by marching clubs. \p,n 30 —The market closed strong. Speculation showed irregularity to-day. hut the market with good average gains despite pro fessional pressure against Steel and the decline in low priced stocks and bonds. I.ate selling in sympathy with a decline in Steel to 57 was checked by reports that new interests were entering into Missouri Pa cific. That stock rose to 19. compared with IS% earlier ' Wall Street Closing.—Chesapeake .V Ohio, 52*6: Ix-hish Yallev , 187 V&! Northern Pacific. Southern Pacific, 90"k: Union Pacific' 153 H: C.. M & St. P.. 9H'i: P. B. It., tutf,; Beading 102' New ork Central. Canadian Pacific, 192'-j: Vmal Copper 7 ,M ■ C. S. steel. 58 fa. ' " V. - J' ANTI-SUFFRAGISTS MEET HERE FOR FIRST CONVENTION IN U, S. Hundred Delegates Gather to Or ganize Campaign Against Votes For Women The very first convention of Anti- Suffragists ever held in the United States began in Fahnestock Hall, this afternoon. More than 100 delegates were present. There will be another at 8.15 to-night. All morning suffrage headquarters in Second street was besieged with fiie on file of Cillers, messengers and car riers and there was a well-ordered activity to have everything ready for the opening session. And arrange ments were perfected in plenty of time, so that when tue delegates ar rived they saw a hall decorated with potted plants, ferns and palms and great bunches of American beauty roses. This, by the way, is the official flower of the nntls, and every dele gate at the convention wore one pinned upon .her white ribbon badge. The Color Picture So there was plenty of color in the hall, and it was a picturesque scene aS the antis settled down to hear the rContinued on Page I] W ANT IH)ST OFFICE SUPPLIES By Associated Press St. Louis, Mo.. April SO. The St. Louis post' oflice was yelled upon yesterday by Postmaster General Bur leson to furnish equipment for the new United States post office which is being established at Vera Cruz, Mex ico. under the direction of United States Postal Agent H. R. Robinson. HARRISBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL 30, 1914. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL CATS, AIM OF S. P. C. A. MEASURE? Legislation Pending in Committee Provides For Licensing of All Whether the S. P. C. A. of Harris burg is for the proletarian cat us dis tinguished from the housed and pam pered fireside companion, does not ap pear as yet, but the society, after dis cussing a proposal to agitate the pas sage of a bill to require the license of all felines, referred the measure to a committee. And, it is whispered in inner S. P. C. A. circles, the bill has been let to die a natural death. Of the 18,000 lives, representing, say unofficially, 2,000 unattached and unclaimed felines wandering o'er back fence and alley, and elsewhere at will, save in the squlrred-guarded precincts of Capitol Park, it is said that little reckoning was made. But, on the other hand, or rather, 011 the other paw, certain tender-hearted members, it is understood, opposed this measure. Ancient Egypt held all cats estimable. Why not modern America? Besides, cats compassionately plucky half starving aff garbage cans and inducted by gradual degrees into police society, have been known to become real classy as to appearance, and more refined In disposition. To tlio Pound For the Cats Of course the bill if put through would have subjected unlicensed cats to an impounding process with a pain less death as the eventuality. And its supporters, concealing sentiment be hind a solid battery of fact, protested that it was cruel to citizens to subject them not only to the sight of the de sultory felines, but to the sound of nightly backyard serenades. Man is an animal. Hence the protection of man comes within the score or the society. But, possibly for the reason that the society has other billd of more im portance under consideration, notably that to secure a more humane system of extermination at. the city pound by the substitution of the electric har ness for charcoal asphixiatiou, the measure has. up to the present, been allowed to die a natural death. And it is reported that it will not he brought up again, at least for many moons. Prominent New Jersey Men Acquitted of Conspiracy Philadelphia, April SO. —Four promi nent residents of Southern New Jersey were acquitted here to-day of con spiracy in an effort to extort money by blackmail from David W. Moore, Jr., a wealthy retired glass manufacturer. The defendants were Public Prose cutor Stitnmnrill, of Gloucester county: George W. Diekensheets, president of the First National Bank of Woodbury; Joseph Best, a director in the bank, and Harry Stille, of Clayton, N. J. The case was given to the jury yesterday and a sealed verdict was returned to the court to-day. The defendants, it was charged, had attempted to obtain from David Ws Moore $205,000 for a glass plant under threat of exposing his brother. Charles C. Moore, now dead, for the alleged embezzlement of SB,OOO. They were arrested in a room in a hotel here where a meeting had been arranged by Moore. A telephonic device had previously been installed in the room by a private detective agency and the prosecution was based on the conver sation heard betyveen Moore and the defendants. The latter during the trial made a complete denial and Judge Oregy in his charge to the jury said that the question was a matter of veracity. KELDY GETS FIVE YEARS Wilmington, Del., April .10.—In the United States District Court to-day George D. Kelley, former cashier of the People's National Bank at Middle town. Del., was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the government peni tentiary at Atlanta, OH., having been j convicted on the charge of making ; false entries 011 the books of the bank 'and in reports to the Comptroller of the Currency. 'NO AGREEMENT WITH FEDERATED EMPLOYES PI R.CO. STATES Shops and Yards Here Quiet, But Men Are Out at Sunbury j Denial 011' tha part or the Pennsyl vania Railroad officials that an agree | ment had been reached with the Brotherhood of Federated Railway employes, stirred up railroad circles to-day. This was the day fixed for a strike jof the Federated Employes providing j the Pennsylvania Railroad .Company ■ failed to recognize the order or rein state members who were furloughed lor discharged during a recent re trenchment. At a "benefit" given in j Chestnut street hall last night, W. H. | Pierce, president of the Federated em i plo.ves, announced that he had receiv | ed a telegram from Philadelphia stat ing that General Manager S. C. Long, jof the Pennsylvania Railroad, had | agreed to the demands, and that fur fContinued on Pasco 9.] NO STRIKE AT YLTOOXV Altoona, Pa., April 30. —The threat j ened strike of Pennsylvania Railroad i shopmen belonging to the Brother ] hood of Federated Railway Employes, I which was to have taken place to-day, j has been again called off by the vice president of the brotherhood, J. F. I McDevitt. Small bodies of suspended i shopmen, members of the brother hood appeared at the shop gates after the noon hour and tried to persuade workmen to remain out. Their ap peals failed. Work on the River Wall Still Delayed by the High Water Work on the great Spring creek sewer, thut extends through the Cam eron parkway and empties into the river, is being pushed as speedily as possible by Contractor G. W. Ensign. The local "big ditch" attracts scores of sightseers when the weather is fair o' Sundays. The sewer, which is of concrete and approximately three feet square, is intended to drain practically the whole lower end of the city that comprises Cameron Extension, Clover ly Heights, the Thirteenth Ward, and even out to Paxtang eventually. Continued high water has thus far prevented resumption of work on the river wall. The river is still above the six-foot stage and it must drop to below two and a half feet before the contractors can got busy. At the offices of the Hoard of Public Works It was said to-day that everything is in readiness to start as soon us the water recedes. Mechanics' Bank Recovers SI,BOO of Mistaken Patron Just SI,BOO was returned to-day to the Mechanics' Bank when bank offi cials went to Hershey and explained to Joe W. Pucciareli that he had too much money. The other day the young man came into the bank with a check for 2,251.55 lira, an Italian coin worth about 20 cents. It was trans lated dollars instead and the accruing mistake ran SI,BOO. BERLIN REPORT DENIED By Associated Press Paris, April 30.—The foreign office is authority for the statement that "none of the three South American re publics engaged in efforts at media tion has made any representations whatever to the French government with the object of influencing Presi dent Wilson to name conditions which would render the success of the nego tiations possible." This statement con tradicts the report from Berlin yester day. COMPROMISE: NEAR Special to The Telegraph London, April 30. A compromise on the question of homo rule for Ireland seemed to-day nearer than it lias ever been before. There existed a strong be lief in Parliamentary circles that the conferences between tlvo leaders of tile two great, parties, which had been un successful in reaching any agreement last autumn, would shorll.s be re sumed. CONTRACTORS ON SUBWAY JOBS HOPE TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK Gty Officials Trying to Get Use of Earth For Front St. "Fill" It is expected that the contractors for the big suoway jobs on Second and Front streets at Mulberry will be gin operations next week. This will mean an excavation of hundreds of tons of dirt and the city officials are endeavoring to make an arrangement by which this material will be util ized in tilling out the river front along the narrow stretches which endanger the paving on Front street and make impossible the general use of the riv er front by the people. Thousands of men, women and children are now compelled to walk on the paved high way because for blocks there is no sidewalk on either side of the street It is believed that by filling out the narrow stretches it will he possible to create a walk on the west side of the street and eventually provide park conditions which are so much desired by the people. It is understood that the railroad officials as well as tTie contractors are anxious to co-operate with the muni cipal authorities in furnishing this filling material and it is entirely pro bable that the matter will be adjusted so that there can be a completioon of the work during the summer. It was stated to-day by an official who is trying to arrange for the mat erial that unless it is procured now such an opportunity will not be pre sented to the city again in a genera tion; that'it would be economical for the city at the present time to pro cure this dirt inasmuch as it will bo necessary hereafter to fill out these narrow stretches along the river which would then have to be done at great expense. At the present time with this dirt in sight the expenditure ! would be comparatively small. Insurance Agents to Gather 'Round the Banquet Board Prominent life insurance underwrit ers from New York and other cities will be the guests of local life under writers at the Engineers' Club to night. The meeting is for the purpose of bringing insurance men in surround ing districts in closer touch with Har risburg agents. One of the speakers will be Edward A. Wood, of the Equitable Company, Pittsburgh, and E. J. Clark, New York. m'KHT.VS AGENT DEPARTS By Associated Press Tokio, Japan, April 30. General Velasquez of the Mexican army who has been in Japan on government business has left Yokahoma on board th-s steamer Seiyo Maru for Manzan illo. He has been recalled by Huerta, ostensibly to render assistance in the present crisis. The general left Yoko hama very quietly. I'nder the name of Valero he purchased arms in Japan from private firms for his govern ment. STOUGH AT HAZI.ETON Special to The Tele graph Hazleton, Pa., April 30. Ridiculing the coldness and form of some modern church methods and discoursing on "The Devil in the Church," the Rev. Dr. Henry W. Stough, the evangelist, last night stirred another large audience. JENNINGS DRAWS CROWDS Special to The Telegraph Oklahoma City, Okla., April 30. A 1 Jennings, ex-convict and candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Governorship, has caught the public ear. Larger crowds listen to him than to any other candidate. He expects to cover the State twice in a speaking campaign before tlie primaries in Au gust. BUTTER AND KUU PRICES DIDN'T VARY l-'ROM YEAR AGO Prices of eggs to-day in local stores fell to 21 and 22 cents a dozen. This means that Saturday market prices will he from 18 to 20 cents. Prices one. year ago wore about the same. Quotations in loesil stores May l, jots, were 2" cents a dozen. x GOVERNMENTS IN EUROPE AS ASSIST MEDIATORS President Wilson Says He Is Hopeful and Believes South American Envoys Can Eventually Bring About Peace; Rumor of Marines Landing in Town on West Coast of Mexico Denied; Carranza's Attitude Is Big Factor in Negotiations at Present By Associated Press Washington, D. C„ April 30.—1t was asserted here to-day on unquestion able authority that the South Ameri can envoys who are seeking to avert a crisis in Mexico have appealed to European governments for .friendly offices to facilitate mediation between Mexico and the United States. The appeal, it was stated, did not includo a request, as reported from abroad, that the powers use their influence upon President Wilson to name conditions which would insure success of the ne gotiations. It also was learned that a proposal to General Carranza, as head of the Constitutionalists, to join the armistice proposed between the United States and Huerta has been made by the mediating envoys. The proposal was forwarded to General Carranza fol lowing his acceptance of the pood offices of Brazil, Argentina and Chile and is a part of the plan of the envoys to secure a general cessation of, hos tilities in all Mexico pending the medi ation negotiations. The request of the powers, it is de clared, already has borne fruit, as sev eral diplomatic representatives of European nations have consulted with Secretary of State Bryan with relation to the negotiations. Denials of pre vious reports from abroad with regard to this matter, it was pointed out, were based on the report that the powers had been asked to insist upon a modi fication of the attitude of the United States. Officials here who are in touch with the negotiations Insist that such action was not even considered and that the friendly offices of some of the European governments had been ex tended before the mediation envoys made the general request. \*o Desire to Interfere It is believed here that any step taken by the European governments probably would be limited to empha sizing through their representatives here the hope that (he mediation would be successful and their desire to facilitate this purpose. There was no desire, it is said, on the part of these governments to interfere with the policy of President Wilson. The mediation envoys. Ambassador Da Gama. of Brazil: Minister Xaon. of Argentina, and Minister Suarez, of Chile, renewed their conferences to day after the Brazilian ambassador had conferred with Robert Lansing, counselor of the State Department. Bp to noon no announcement had been made by the envoys, but it was generallv expected that some definite information regarding the next step in the negotiations soon would be forth coming. Wilson Is Ifoiieful President Wilson indicated in talks with callers during the morning that be was very hopeful of the situation. The acceptance by Carranza of the principle of mediation after he had conferred with General Villa at Chi huahua Is regarded In administration circles as significant. With the exception of the Consti tutionalist forces a general truce, as desired by the mediators, is believed to be In operation at present, although its terms have not been defined, nor. in fact, has there been any formal ac ceptance on the part of any of the principals. Secretarv Bryan was duly notified yesterday of the belief of the mediators that their efforts to accom plish something definite would be greatly facilitated by the proclamation of a general armistice. No definite reply was made by the United States government for the rea son that it first desired to ascertain the intention of the Htierta govern ment. However. Mr. Bryan said to day he asumed there would be a sus pension of hostilities. In the War De partment It Is stated that there is no present intention of attacking the Mexicans, if our troops and marines nt Vera Cruz are left alone and no attempt Is made to ill-trent American citizens. The same is true as to the navy, and It s declared that Admiral Fletcher has been so tolerant as to permit a whole shipload of Mexican troops to depart from Vera Cruz har bor without molestation when he could easily have captured them. Reports emanating from Mexico city last night that an American warship had bombarded Manzanillo. on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and that 14 PAGES. * POSTSCRIPT. America nmarines had landed at Sa lina Cruz, caused officials here, con siderable concern. Both reports being untrue, they feared that they might have been circulated in Mexico for the purpose of arousing resentment against Americans. The hope here is fContinued on Page 12] TAFTS TOK IXJCRED By Associated Press New Haven, Conn.. April 30. —Ex- President William Howard Taft is suf fering from a slight injury to one of his toes, it was stated to-day. He is not seriously indisposed, but as it was painful for him to walk about his physician has advised hint to remain at home for a time. Professor Taft on this account has been compelled to cancel an engagement to attend a meeting of the Psi I T psilon fraternity at Providence to-morrow. THE WEATHER Kor Harrlalinrn nml vicinity; (ien erally fair «i»-nl|clit ami Friday; ooliler to-night >vlth IOWHI tem perature about 45 degrees ' For Kaatern I'CUllN>lvnulai Gener ally fair to-night and Friday; xllghtly eooler In wouthwest por tion; moderate north to northeast n lulls. River The SnHqiiehnnna river anil all lla tributaries will continue to fall to-ultcht and Friday except the upper portion of t|>e North Ilrnnch, which will remain nearly Htatlonary tlilx afternoon anil to night and fall slowly Friday.. A Ntuge of about <l-- feet IN Indi cated for lliirrlNhurK Friday morning. General Condition* The disturbance from the South went, which wa» central near lliilfnlo Wednesday mornliiK, ha* moved southeastward uud IN now central off the North Carolina count. It Im 4 to 21 dCKreen colder In the Ohio Valley anil Tenneanee ami in New York and Southern Ne»v England. Temperature; sa. m.: r,O; - p. m.. .% Sun: Hlses, ,1107 a. in.; aeta, p. m. Minim New moon, first quarter. May n. 1)21) u. m. Hlver Stage: feet above low water mark. Yesterday's Weather Highest temperature, 7<l. I.oweat temperature, !>O. Mean tenipernture, <l6. Normal temperature, 5«. MAftKIAGE LICENSES Itnlph Sherk and Blanche M. Kirk city. ' Guy Alton Colt, Plymouth, Mass., and Martha S. Cox, city. Charles Eugene Relgle, Newport, and Olive Lynn, city. Frank B. Reese and Margaret A Kearnes, city. Getting the Summer Home Ready Perhaps you havo not made your plans yet—the advertising in the Telegraph will help you. Want some suggestions a* to how to furnish It attractively and at the least expense? Glance at the advertising In the Tele graph. Where can the best curtains be had? Again we refer vou to the advertising of the Telegraph. Can you get a piano for a moderate price? Where can you select the china and the kitchen ware to best advantage? These and every one of the scores of other questions that will suggest themselves will lis answered In our advertising from day to day. 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